Sculptura, Home Owner in Vallejo, CA

Can you give me an average cost per square foot for a bathroom remodel for a small economical price to a medium size mid-range project? Sculptura

Asked by Sculptura, Vallejo, CA Thu Jun 30, 2011

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Hi Sculptura,

I recommend you get a couple of price quotes based on a design that you like. The range for the cost of a remodel for a bathroom is large.

Per the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Annual Remodeling Survey for the Pacific region as of January, 2011, a mid-range remodel costs $19,000 and an upper end remodel costs $66,000. It depends greatly upon what you choose for materials and workmanship. This means, for you, your costs will be somewhere in that range.

On the mid-range remodel, a seller recoups about 80% of his investment and on a high end remodel, a seller recoups about 63%. The NAR Research did not specifiy, but this is most likely for master bathrooms.

The commonly accepted range for a average house main bathroom update is $4000 to $5000.

There is a large difference between remodeling and updating. If you'd like, I am happy to meet with you to discuss what would be appropriate for a Madison Park home, or I can send you the Remodel Research document to which I am referring.

Remodeling changes walls and ceiling structures, whereas updating is simply updating the finishing from tubs, to sinks to counters, cabinets and countertops.

Good luck,
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My company does several per year and 5000 is the average price.
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To give an accurate price per sq ft one would need to know your neighborhood & house style
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$5,000 give or take?

Bathrooms are not usually about "square footage" as the cost is plumbing and fixtures and not room size. So it depends on whether it is a 5 piece master bath, a full bath (usually a hall bath) or a 3/4 bath in a basement with a cheap one piece corner shower. It also depends on if you are rearranging the fixtures in any way or adding a fixture...which is usually not the case.

Tile work can be very expensive vs a one piece tub wall surround and a vinyl floor. The cost of bathrooms is more about the what than the size. If it's not a master bathroom, the cost is usually about $5,000 give or take for everything new including the window and medium vs cheapest quality. But you may have to shop around a bit to get that price for an average sized full hall bathroom. A 3/4 bath in a basement is usually cheaper and a Master Bath more costly.

Ballparking the cost of a Master Bath remodel is like trying to Ballpark a kitchen remodel. Often a huge variance in cost. I'll assume it's a standard, full hall bath from your question.

Here in Seattle Area a lot of people are having good luck finding reasonable contractors via Angie's List.
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